- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Franklin police say a 17-year-old who was wearing stereo earbuds has died after being hit by a train.

Police said the CSX Railroad reported around 9:45 a.m. CDT Thursday that a train had hit a pedestrian. The boy was found in a wooded area and died at the scene.

Police said the teen lived nearby and had left home shortly before the accident to walk to a nearby business.

A news release from police said the incident appeared to be an accident.

Traffic investigators determined the teen was wearing earbuds in his ears and walking with his back to the train when he was hit.


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